• Chris Hogan - WR
    Posted 11/16/17 11:06am ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) missed practice again Thursday, Nov. 16.

    Huddle Up: Hogan is not expected to play this week. Rob Gronkowski and Brandin Cooks would be the main beneficiaries in that case, but Danny Amendola (if he plays) and the New England running backs should also be more involved in the passing game. Have a substitute ready for if/when Hogan is ruled out.

  • Martellus Bennett - TE
    Posted 11/16/17 4:52pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 16.

    Huddle Up: In his first game since re-joining the Patriots, Bennett managed to catch all three of his targets for 38 yards, but that's about the most you can expect from the 30-year-old with Gronk around. Thus, Bennett is simply a TE2 that is more of a dart toss than anything else.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 11/16/17 4:45pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 16.

    Huddle Up: The appeal with rolling with Amendola is that Chris Hogan is likely to be inactive again, but in that same scenario last week, the former Ram only managed four catches on four targets for 36 yards against the Broncos. He'll have a considerably easier matchup opposite the Raiders in Week 11, but he remains a risky play regardless. Amendola is better suited for PPR formats.

  • Martellus Bennett - TE
    Posted 11/15/17 5:06pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring, shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 15.

    Huddle Up: Bennett likely will continue to play despite his shoulder injury and could see a decent amount of targets against the Oakland Raiders. Owners in most leagues should consider Bennett a No. 2 fantasy tight end and can keep him on the bench this week.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 11/15/17 4:52pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 15.

    Huddle Up: Amendola should be in uniform this week and may see more targets with Chris Hogan not expected to play. He has been held to under 40 yards in each of the last four games but can still be a valuable option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Chris Hogan - WR
    Posted 11/15/17 6:20pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) is still in Massachusetts and is receiving treatment on his injured shoulder. The Patriots are practicing in Colorado this week.

    Huddle Up: It appears that Hogan will miss at least one more game because of his shoulder, so owners in all leagues should avoid him. Danny Amendola and Martellus Bennett could see more targets in Week 11, but neither player is a strong fantasy option.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB
    Posted 11/13/17 5:21am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead rushed 10 times for 36 yards and caught three passes for 27 yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: The game was a blowout, which may have led to his season-high in rushes. Burkhead isn't used enough on a weekly basis to trust as a flex option.

  • Brandin Cooks - WR
    Posted 11/13/17 5:16am ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks had six catches for 74 yards and was targeted 11 times in Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Cooks has a 39-637-3 line on the season and has only had one 100-yard game. This is what to expect from him with this much around him. He's a WR3 in fantasy.

  • Dion Lewis - RB
    Posted 11/13/17 5:08am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis rushed 14 times for 55 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 win over the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: He has averaged a little more than 13 rushes per game over the last four games and clearly looks to be the lead dog in the rushing attack. He'll be an inconsistent play because if he doesn't get in the end zone, he probably won't have enough rushing or receiving numbers to be a big factor. He's a decent flex option against the Oakland Raiders next week.

  • Tom Brady - QB
    Posted 11/13/17 5:08am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was 25-for-34 for 266 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 10 win over the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: Brady will remain an elite play against the Oakland Raiders in Week 11.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 11/12/17 5:23am ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) is expected to play in Week 10's game against the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: Amendola was a limited practice participant throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He is likely to see an expanded role in the offense due to WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) being ruled out and should be viewed as a solid WR3 this week, particularly in PPR fantasy formats.

  • Martellus Bennett - TE
    Posted 11/12/17 9:14am ET

    New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) is expected to play against the Denver Broncos in Week 10, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Bennett joined the team earlier this week but is familiar with the offense since he played for the Patriots last season. It is not known how many targets he will receive during the game, so owners may want to see his role before considering him a starting option.

  • Martellus Bennett - TE
    Posted 11/10/17 5:08am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) was cut by the Green Bay Packers because of a torn rotator cuff, according to sources. He could try to play through it or could land on Injured Reserve.

    Huddle Up: Bennett is a TE2 in fantasy, and he's probably not worth picking up now with the possibility of him playing up in the air.

  • Martellus Bennett - TE
    Posted 11/10/17 8:28am ET

    New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) is at practice Friday, Nov. 10, which means he passed his physical.

    Huddle Up: Bennett reportedly has a torn rotator cuff he'll attempt to play through. He's not a good fantasy option against the Denver Broncos.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 11/10/17 2:06pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Nov. 10. He is officially listed as questionable for Week 10 against the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: It sounds like the team is expecting him to serve in a big role on Sunday night, so perhaps he was limited more for preservation purposes. The team needs someone to step up with Chris Hogan sidelined with a shoulder injury, and it appears Amendola will absorb most of Hogan's targets. Amendola is a solid WR3 in most fantasy formats this week, especially PPR, while Phillip Dorsett should also see a larger role and is a sleeper streaming option.

  • Chris Hogan - WR
    Posted 11/10/17 2:05pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Nov. 10, and he has officially been ruled out for Week 10 against the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: With Hogan on the mend it will be Danny Amendola stepping up with a larger role this week. He should absorb most of the targets normally taken by Hogan. Treat Amendola as a decent WR3 in most fantasy formats, especially PPR leagues. Phillip Dorsett should also see a larger role and is a sleeper streaming option.

  • Martellus Bennett - TE
    Posted 11/10/17 4:23pm ET

    New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder) plans to travel with the team for their Week 9 game against the Denver Broncos but his status for the game remains uncertain.

    Huddle Up: Bennett is listed as questionable for the game because of his shoulder injury, so owners should check the inactive list for a final decision. He should be familiar with the offense since he played for the Patriots last season. Owners probably should avoid him since he is may be limited.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 11/9/17 3:24pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 9.

    Huddle Up: Amendola could be headed to a more significant role on Sunday night with Chris Hogan (shoulder) likely out. However, he has to prove he's healthy enough to suit up first, and even then, it won't be an easy task going up against Denver's stingy secondary. If Amendola is out along with Hogan, Phillip Dorsett would be an interesting sleeper play.

  • Chris Hogan - WR
    Posted 11/9/17 3:17pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not practice for the second consecutive day Thursday, Nov. 9.

    Huddle Up: As already reported, Hogan's arm is still in a sling, which would seem to indicate that he has no chance of playing Sunday night in Denver. That means Danny Amendola (knee) is likely to have a more active role, though it's possible he could be inactive as well. If both wideouts don't play, Phillip Dorsett would be an intriguing sleeper option to potentially deploy.

  • Chris Hogan - WR
    Posted 11/8/17 10:11am ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 8.

    Huddle Up: It's beginning to look like Hogan will miss at least one game despite having the Week 9 bye to try to return from his shoulder injury. Given the secretive nature of the Patriots, there is no timetable for his return yet and all that is known right now is that he does not need surgery. Assuming Hogan sits, Philip Dorsett be in line for more snaps, although he'd be a poor play in fantasy versus the Denver Broncos, making Brandin Cooks the only New England receiver worth using this week.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 11/8/17 2:50pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 8.

    Huddle Up: Amendola has hit somewhat of a wall after a decent start to the season, averaging only 24.6 yards per game over his last three games. That being said, Amendola can still be started as a flex if Chris Hogan does not play this week.

  • Chris Hogan - WR
    Posted 11/8/17 2:46pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 8.

    Huddle Up: At this point in the week it looks unlikely that Hogan will take the field Sunday night, but there is still time. If Hogan can't go, the Patriots have a deep crop of pass-catchers to make up for him. Brandin Cooks, Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola and James White stand to benefit the most.

  • Chris Hogan - WR
    Posted 11/8/17 7:27pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan's (shoulder) arm is still in a sling.

    Huddle Up: This would seem to indicate that Hogan won't be ready for New England's Week 10 affair. As a result, this means more work for the likes of Rob Gronkowski, Brandin Cooks, Danny Amendola and James White is expected. Philip Dorsett will also see an increased role, too, and should have some sleeper appeal for deeper formats.

  • Phillip Dorsett - WR
    Posted 11/8/17 7:56pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett has 'gotten better every week,' according to head coach Bill Belichick.

    Huddle Up: Although Dorsett has just four catches on the year, Belichick has raved about the youngster since the club acquired him from Indianapolis for Jacoby Brissett. When the Patriots are fully healthy, Dorsett doesn't really have any value, but he did have a 68-yard effort when pressed into duty earlier this season. With Chris Hogan possibly out this weekend, Dorsett could be an option for owners in deeper leagues.

  • Chris Hogan - WR
    Posted 11/1/17 4:10pm ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 1, and was seen with his right arm in a sling.

    Huddle Up: Hogan will have the bye week to rest his shoulder, so owners should check on his practice participation next week. Hogan has had a solid role in the Patriots passing game and can be a No. 3 receiver when he is healthy.

  • Chris Hogan - WR
    Posted 10/31/17 7:20am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) will avoid surgery, according to a source. New England will reevaluate Hogan after the Week 9 bye.

    Huddle Up: This is encouraging news for Hogan owners, and those who start Tom Brady. Stay tuned for more information over the next 10 days, but considering the Patriots' history with injuries, we may not hear more before a gameday inactive listing in Week 10.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 10/31/17 5:05pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo may not make his first start with the team until the 49ers return from their Week 11 bye, according to the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows.

    Huddle Up: It makes plenty of sense, as head coach Kyle Shanahan's offensive system isn't the easiest to learn and San Francisco's only rush to get Garoppolo on the field is to figure out whether or not it wants to slap the franchise tag on him after the season - assuming either side even lets it get to that point. C.J. Beathard will start in the interim and will not be a good option for owners over that time.

  • Dion Lewis - RB
    Posted 10/30/17 1:15pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis has received trade interest from several undisclosed teams, but he is not expected to be traded, according to NFL Network's Michael Lombardi.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots do have what appears to be a surplus of running backs with Lewis, Mike Gillislee, James White and Rex Burkhead. Apparently they want to keep their committee intact. Lewis has been running well of late which makes it harder for the Pats to part ways. White remains New England's best fantasy back regardless of who's traded or not, but Lewis deserves flex consideration.

  • Jimmy Garoppolo - QB
    Posted 10/30/17 5:13pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo was acquired by the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Oct. 30, in exchange for a 2018 second-round draft choice, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Garoppolo likely will be the starting quarterback against the Arizona Cardinals this week and should receive a long-term deal from the 49ers in the near future. He should not be a starting option for fantasy owners at this point.

  • Danny Amendola - WR
    Posted 10/29/17 5:30am ET

    New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (knee) is officially considered a 'game-time decision' for Week 8's game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

    Huddle Up: Amendola was listed as questionable on the injury report and was a limited participant in two out of three practice sessions during the week. He shouldn't be regarded as anything more than a flex option in PPR leagues.

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